On Fri, Feb 22 the Ministry of Culture sent out the following correspondence below to Stakeholders which is in response to lobbying by Caribbean Books Foundation in Trinidad for Writers to be included as Art and Cultural Allowance. This proposed Consultation is a huge step to revitalize our Literature Industry please take the time out to share your views at the Consultation.
The letter that was sent to request this initiative is available here to review: letters.admendmenttoArtandCulture Allowance.Min.Culture from Caribbean Books Foundation
I will be sending in names by 7th March, if you have an interest in being apart of this let me know or you can contact the Ministry directly.
Marsha Gomes-Mckie, Founder
Caribbean Books Foundation
The Artist Registry intends to embark on a pilot stakeholder consultation session regarding proposed amendments to the Art & Culture Tax Allowance. In order to do so we would like to have a diverse cross section of representatives from the literary community and as such we are asking for your suggestions on persons who should be contacted for the session to be held in March (further details to come). At this point we would like to put together an initial list of persons and different bodies to invite for meaningful discussion. This will be a working session and we hope to have some solid suggestions by the end of the exercise.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to conducting this exercise with your assistance in the very near future.